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Only the Lonely (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 24 May 1991 (USA)
A Chicago cop must balance loyalty to his overbearing mother and a relationship with a shy funeral home worker.

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Patrick Muldoon
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Doyle
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Spats
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Nick Acropolis
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Salvatore Buonarte
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Father Strapovic
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Patrick Muldoon Jr.
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O'Neal
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Susan Muldoon
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Larry
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Danny, a cop, meets and falls in love with Theresa. They get engaged, despite sneaking around behind his mother's back, but when push comes to shove, he can't quite quit worrying about his mother long enough to be any kind of lover to Theresa. Written by Gregg Long <diggerblue@hotmail.com>

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The Man, The Woman, The Mother.

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Comedy | Romance

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24 May 1991 (USA)  »

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Yo, tú y mi mamá  »

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$21,830,957 (USA)
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The train stop at the end of the movie is Willoughby. This is the same fictional town from The Twilight Zone: A Stop at Willoughby (1960) See more »

Goofs

Danny's brother tells him he got Danny's boss to "transfer him to a precinct in Florida." City police departments are self governing -- there is no way anyone in the Chicago police department could transfer anyone to a precinct in another city. See more »

Quotes

Doyle: If I'd gotten married, I wouldn't be where I am now.
Spats: In a tavern?
Doyle: Free! Living like a king!
Spats: You live at the Y.
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Features The Jimmy Durante Show (1954) See more »

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Written by Jack Norworth and Albert von Tilzer
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This is an IRISH movie...
7 November 2003 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

I know it takes place in Chicago, but because of Maureen O'Hara, Ireland's all-time best female actress, this movie has to be Irish. Although many of the people who commented on this movie, thought Miss O'Hara was a mean mother, she was really playing her part to the hilt. The interaction between her and John Candy, who plays an Irish-American cop, whose mother is from the old country, and has a hard time controlling her mouth or her actions.

"It pays to be a cop," is a favourite saying of Candy, who uses his position to great advantage. The mean part comes when Maureen tries to break up John and his new girlfriend, because, as most Irish mothers do, she thinks the woman is not good enough for him.

Why do I think this way? Because I am an Irish mother from Ireland.


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